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Our Fitness Journey

Qualifications and Achievements

  Peter Stuart has a long history with health and wellness,   which includes the following qualifications and       achievements;

The Early Years

 Peter first discovered he could run well at Intermediate   age 10-11 and went on to win various track events and   the Palmerston North Boys High Harrier Club which saw   him competing in the weekly ‘Harriers’ run. Peter's love of   running saw him in attendance at many long Saturday   runs with accomplished older runners.

  While attending Palmerston North Boys High School in   1979, Peter continued training using Arthur Lydiard type   training programs. Although hard at the time, the results   started to show. Winning track events at school sports   and featuring in the school road race and cross country.   Peter was a member of the winning team at the 1979   NZSCCCC at Te Awamutu.  Peters first taste of major success was at the 1980 NZSS Road Race Champs in Hastings,   winning the Junior Boys Road Race in a field of 300 runners. This was PNBHS first ever individual title win, however they   had achieved numerous team titles. Peter went on to break records in the schools road race and cross country, which still   stand currently.

  Due to chronic injury Peter suffered some time out of the sport -but returned to break the school 10,000-metre record at the    school athletics sports -  a record that still stands today in 33m 05s on a grass track. Peters best half marathon time was     while at school in a time of 1hr 09, at age 15.

  Peter's last national event for the school was the NZSS Road race senior event, placing second. A disappointing result due   partly to leaving school a month before (still eligible to run) and training alone without the school team. Peter went on to   beat the guy who won in a 10km race in Wanganui a month later.

  Peter wanted a career as a professional athlete, however, there were limited support services available in those days. He     was asked to run against John Walker at Cooks Garden, prior to the Los Angeles Olympics.

Crossroads

  Due to a lack of professional support, Peter went on to peruse a different career, this seeing him became a Registered     Electrician. Fitness is important to Peter and he has coontinued to keep fit over the years and continued to compete in half   marathon, iron man and cycling events, i.e. Round Taupo. In 2006 Peter ran in the Auckland Half Marathon and was lucky   enough to win the ‘spot prize’ to run in the London Marathon, certainly a career highlight!

  Peter has suffered many injuries over the years and has experienced the benefits of cross training, resistance training and   other methods to keep on track. He has remained able to run and enter events which have shaped him into the guy he is   today. And it’s with this experience and enthusiasm, further research and development that Peter is committed to helping   others to achieve performance results.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.